8 March 2013

Khmer Proverbs (17)

In squeezing the neck of the Chinese, Khmer tongues stick out.

Interpretation: "squeezing the neck of the Chinese" means raising tax rates on Chinese businesses.
"Khmer tongues stick out" means that it is the Khmer consumer who suffers as Chinese business people raise prices in response to having to pay more in tax.

Suggestive of the strength and monopolistic nature of Chinese businesses in the Cambodian economy


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